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The Entry-Level Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) is a post-baccalaureate entry-level practice degree
intended for students who want to study to become occupational therapists.  

The curriculum sequence is intentional and complies with standards established by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education. Classroom education is provided by experienced educator-clinicians and is supported by on-campus practical activities and off-campus experiences in practice settings. The Master of Science in Occupational Therapy at Davenport University provides education that is knowledge-driven and prepares students for contemporary and emerging areas of practice.

The 78-credit Master of Science in Occupational Therapy is a full-time on-campus program offered at the W.A. Lettinga Campus. Students enter in the Fall Semester and progress through the curriculum as a cohort. The program is 28 months in length and is conducted over 7 consecutive semesters (including summers).  

Academic Prerequisite Requirements

All students admitted into the Davenport University Master of Science in Occupational Therapy are expected to have a baccalaureate degree and specific undergraduate preparation. Refer to the Preparation for Health Pre-Professional Program for academic prerequisites for the MSOT program. Prerequisite course requirements can also be met through transfer courses that have similar content and academic rigor.

Which class should I take? When should I take it?
2018-2019 Recommended Program Sequence for Master of Science in Occupational Therapy and printable pdf download

Foundations14 cr.
OCTH601MSOT Orientation Seminar0 cr.
BIOL621Functional Human Anatomy I4 cr.
BIOL622Functional Human Anatomy II4 cr.
HCMG630Health Care Organizations3 cr.
OCTH621Acute and Chronic Conditions: Effect on Occupational Performance3 cr.
Core Courses37 cr.
OCTH610Principles of Human Occupation and Foundations of the Profession3 cr.
OCTH616Fundamentals and Scope of Occupational Therapy Practice3 cr.
OCTH636Analysis of Environment, Task, and Activity2 cr.
OCTH636LAnalysis of Environment, Task, and Activity Lab1 cr.
OCTH652Fundamentals of Development and Developmental Assessment2 cr.
OCTH652LFundamentals of Development and Developmental Assessment Lab1 cr.
OCTH721Occupational Therapy Process in Sensory-Motor Disruption3 cr.
OCTH738Occupational Therapy in Behavioral and Mental Health3 cr.
OCTH751Evaluation and Intervention of Upper Limb Injuries2 cr.
OCTH751LEvaluation and Intervention of Upper Limb Injuries Lab1 cr.
OCTH756Management of Occupational Therapy Services3 cr.
OCTH760Access to Care I2 cr.
OCTH766Access to Care II2 cr.
OCTH772Equipment and Technological Interventions2 cr.
OCTH778Central Nervous System Injury and Disorders3 cr.
OCTH778LCentral Nervous System Injury and Disorders Lab1 cr.
OCTH787Issues in Aging: Changes in Activities and Occupations3 cr.
Research6 cr.
OCTH628Fundamentals of Knowledge-Driven Practice3 cr.
OCTH660Research and Scholarship in Occupational Therapy3 cr.
Clinical Fieldwork Experiences17 cr.
OCTH715Level I Fieldwork A: Occupational Therapy Process3 cr.
OCTH745Level I Fieldwork B: Behavioral and Mental Health1 cr.
OCTH785Level I Fieldwork C: Neurological Conditions1 cr.
OCTH795ALevel IIA Fieldwork: Guided Practice6 cr.
OCTH795BLevel IIB Fieldwork: Transitions to Independence6 cr.
Capstone4 cr.
OCTH789Emerging Areas of Practice: Program Development and Assessment3 cr.
OCTH799Entering the Profession1 cr.